Reading HP's whitelist from Insyde BIOS.

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  1. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    #1 Mustafa Can, Oct 31, 2013
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    Hello there,

    I want to change my Wireless card but my BIOS has a whitelist. My BIOS is also RSA signed, it's not possible to mod bios to remove whitelist. (Please tell if there any way to bypass that whitelist.) (However, It's possible to open my BIOS with Phoenix Tool v2.19)

    Because I can't use wireless cards except HP's whitelist, I need to buy an card is in the whitelist.

    In the service manual, I have these cards in the list;


    • Atheros AR9285 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi adapter for use in Canada, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, the United States, and the US Virgin Islands
    • Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi and 2070 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo adapter (BT3.0+HS ready)
    • Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi Adapter
    • Intel Centrino┬« Wireless-N 1030 + Bluetooth (802.11b/g/n)
    • Intel Centrino┬« Wireless-N 1000 (802.11b/g/n)
    • Ralink 5390GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi Adapter
    • Ralink 5390BC8 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0+HS Combo Adapter
    • Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi Adapter
    • Realtek 8188BC8 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0+HS Combo Adapter
    • Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi + Bluetooth Adapter

    But I want to learn are there any other cards is in my whitelist? Is it possible to read this on BIOS?

    Detailed info here:
    Laptop model: HP Pavilion G6-1095st
    Bios Type: Insyde Bios
    Bios Version: F.66 REV: A
    Bios is applicable to: HP Pavilion g4, g6, g7 Notebook PC Series (Intel Processors)
    SoftPaq Number: sp60864
    Bios Description: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp60501-61000/sp60864.html
    Bios Download: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp60501-61000/sp60864.exe

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Tito

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    Parse the bios by Phoenix Tool; it'll give you the whitelist.

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  3. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    Okay, but how to do that?
     
  4. Tito

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    Select the bios, then Phoenix Tool prompts you the whitelist with the card names.
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    if its windows 8 bios .. it wont load ( try older one)

    also the wifi list.. it has to be HP wifi .. the device id SUBvendor 103C
     
  6. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    I can't found anything on Phoenix Tool about whitelist. :confused:
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #7 LatinMcG, Oct 31, 2013
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    it usually pops up .. not on all bios tho.

    what u can do is go to the pci device id database and see the device name of the adapter .. but u need HP branded card or it wont work with original bios

    i see it has only 1 in bios sp60864

    Wifi Whitelist
    VID PID SVID SPID Adapter Name
    ---- ---- ---- ---- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    8086 4239 8086 1311 PD9622ANHU 0x4239 - Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN (Intel Corporation)

    strange that SubVendor id is 8086 and not Hp 103C
     
  8. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    The whitelist you found is wrong I think. Laptop came with Broadcom 4313 and it works with whitelist. I tried with an wireless card I can't remember it's brand currently, system halts on boot and gives a message like "This device is not compatible with this PC. Remove the card and restart."

    Broadcom 4313's Device ID shown on Device Manager: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_1483103C&REV_01
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #9 LatinMcG, Nov 1, 2013
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    Pci\ven_14e4&dev_4727&subsys_1483103c

    my best guess is .. its in DMI of bios.. but bios file added new model Intel ?

    which card do u need ? i use AR9285 for OS X and linux